Definition of Tablet

1. Noun. A slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription.

Specialized synonyms: Abacus, Slate
Generic synonyms: Slab

2. Noun. A number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge.
Exact synonyms: Pad, Pad Of Paper
Specialized synonyms: Message Pad, Writing Pad, Notepad
Generic synonyms: Paper

3. Noun. A small flat compressed cake of some substance. "A tablet of soap"
Generic synonyms: Bar, Cake

4. Noun. A dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet.
Exact synonyms: Lozenge, Pill, Tab
Specialized synonyms: Bolus, Capsule, Dragee, Sleeping Capsule, Sleeping Draught, Sleeping Pill, Sleeping Tablet
Generic synonyms: Dosage, Dose

Definition of Tablet

1. n. A small table or flat surface.

Definition of Tablet

1. Noun. (medicine) a pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a medication or other substances to be taken orally. ¹

2. Noun. A slab of rock used for inscription. ¹

3. Noun. (religion) a short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) a graphics tablet ¹

5. Noun. (computing) a tablet computer, a type of portable computer ¹

6. Noun. (Scotland) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter. ¹

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Definition of Tablet

1. to inscribe on a small, flat surface [v -LETED, -LETING, -LETS or -LETTED, -LETTING, -LETS]

Medical Definition of Tablet

1. 1. A small table or flat surface. 2. A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture. 3. Hence, a small picture; a miniature. 4. A kind of pocket memorandum book. 5. A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague. 6. A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form. Origin: F. Tablette, dim. Of table. See Table. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tablet

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Literary usage of Tablet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1891)
"THE CAHOKIA tablet.—We give with this number a cut of the Cahokia tablet, concerning which we spoke in our last. We are not sure that this cut perfectly ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"But the " Tidal " of Gen. xiv is probably the Tud-kula of the tablet in question, and " Arioch of Ellasar " of Genesis is probably Eri-aku, ..."

3. Egyptian Literature: Comprising Egyptian Tales, Hymns, Litanies, Invocations by Epiphanius Wilson (1901)
"This tablet, which is the object of the present translation, ... The tablet, which is decaying rapidly, has been published three times: first, by Burton, ..."

4. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1895)
"I. OF the history of the votive tablet, figured on the accompanying plate and discussed below, nothing seems to be known, except that the slab came "from ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1835)
"tablet, with three lines of hieroglyphics, underneath a King and Queen on their thrones, ... tablet, in 3 compartments, with the date, the 62d year of ..."

6. Archæology and the Bible by George Aaron Barton (1916)
"This tablet was published by Dr. Arno Poebel, of Breslau. ... Only a part of the tablet has been found, so that the narrative is incomplete both at the ..."

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